Final Day of Fundraiser Blitz!

The final day for my fundraiser on my website ( for Vashon Island Pet Protectors. 

Today's share is another pet bereavement card which, like yesterday's, was taken at the 1908 Burton Store (more properly known as The Harbor Mercantile), the oldest continuously operating store on Vashon. When I offered to photograph proprietress Sandy's dog Teddy, she sent me upstairs to spend time with him. An elderly rescued miniature poodle, he was rather camera-shy, as many dogs can be, since a camera focus can feel like a predator/prey relationship.

After hanging out a while to see if he would become more comfortable with me, I eventually saw that all he was really doing was waiting for Sandy to come up those old wooden stairs at the end of the day. Such an eloquent posture--and thus, the caption.